Maggie Murphy

Shaftesbury finds teen trilogy Wondrous Strange

Canada’s Shaftesbury has acquired TV adaptation rights to the Wondrous Strange young adult fiction franchise. The book series from Toronto’s Lesley Livingston follows the adventures of a young woman that discovers she is the heir to a Faerie realm, and Shaftesbury believes the lead character will land it a greenlit order from a network “Buffy the […]

The CW takes Shaftesbury’s digital series to TV

The CW is taking digital series Backpackers from the web to TV. The US broadcast network will show new episodes of the show from this sumer with a ten-episode run of half-hour episodes. The first four eps will use content from the web series, which previously went out on The CW’s digital platform CW Seed, […]

CW begins digital Seed testing

Broadcast network The CW has launched an experimental digital-only studio with an initial four web series slate. Digital prodco CW Seed counts season three of comedy Husbands, and new series Backpackers, The P.E.T. Squad Files and Gallery Mallory as its first properties. The digital initiative was first announced earlier this summer at The CW’s Upfront […]